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Reviewed by Heather Osborne for Readers' Favorite
Moonlight Dancer by Deb Atwood is an historical fiction novel with a paranormal twist. Kendra McGregor comes across an antique Korean doll while visiting a shop with her friend, Anna. Inexplicably drawn to it, she spends her tuition money on the strange doll and takes it home, much to the displeasure of a young man working at the shop, Hiro. Hiro knows there is something not quite right about the doll. Shortly after the impulsive purchase, strange things begin happening to Kendra. She begins having visions of 16th century Korea and a woman, NanJu. NanJu fell in love with a man, but was forced to break her betrothal to answer the calling of the gods as a mudang. Kendra is thrown into a world she hardly understands, but knows that NanJu desperately needs her help to undo centuries of guilt. Can Kendra and Hiro uncover the secret of an ancient tale before it’s too late?
Miss Atwood blew me away with her creative story. I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area so every location was familiar and touched my memories. I’m also part Korean so it made the story even more meaningful. I loved the contrast between 16th century life and modern times. Kendra is a very sweet character with a tormented past and I loved how Hiro went to great lengths to earn her trust and love. It was fascinating for me to see into a bit of my personal history as well because my family fled Korea when the Japanese invaded. I cannot praise this novel enough. Moonlight Dancer is a simply amazing read and I highly recommend it.